Democratic Congressman Hakeem Jeffries is perhaps best known for the fiery speech he gave last month while nominating Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, ad he’s most recently known for ripping Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker a new one during his recent congressional testimony. Now Jeffries is setting his sights on a new target: Donald Trump.
Trump posted this hideously racist tweet: “Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
This prompted Congressman Jeffries to fire back at Trump: “Trail of tears massacre is part of Native American genocide perpetrated against millions of indigenous people. Mocking this shameful episode is a hateful trope. When will newly ‘enlightened’ Republicans denounce their so-called President? PHONIES.”
Hakeem Jeffries was just getting started. He went on to rip Donald Trump for wanting a to build a “medieval border wall.” Jeffries delivered his answer to Trump, appropriately enough, in Russian: “NYET!” He also added that “We’re just getting started” when it comes to dismantling Trump.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report